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This week on Talk World Radio: U.S. military bases all over the world and what the heck are they doing there? Our guest David Vine is Professor of Anthropology at American University. His books include Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World and his latest, just out in paperback, The United States of War: A Global History of America’s Endless Conflicts, From Columbus to the Islamic State . Find him at https://davidvine.net Find an online book club he's about to...
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This week on Talk World Radio, the failures of September 11th and the failures of the global war launched on September 12th. Our guest Coleen Rowley is a retired special agent and former Minneapolis Division legal counsel of the FBI who taught constitutional law and law enforcement ethics to FBI agents and other law enforcement, then became a whistleblower about the FBI’s pre 9-11 failures and the folly of the Iraq invasion. She was named, along with two other corporate whistleblowers, as...
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Sep 1, 2021
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This week on Talk World Radio: Better late and diastrously than never. It's never too soon to end a war, even if you don't really end it, tell lots of lies about it, and increase military spending to prepare for more wars.
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This week on Talk World Radio, one of the ways in which the killing machine of war just keeps on killing. Our guest Kiji Noh and co-author Claudia Chaufan have published an article in Social Medicine called "The Neglected Role of the Military as a Disease Vector: Implications for Covid-19 and for Global Health Policy." Claudia Chaufan is Associate Professor of Health Policy & Global Health, past Program Director of the Graduate Program in Health at York University. K.J. Noh is an...
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Aug 17, 2021
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This week on Talk World Radio: Living through the dying of the Earth. Our guest Daniel Sherrell is the author of a powerful new book called Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of Our World . Daniel Sherrell is an organizer born in 1990. He helped lead the campaign to pass landmark climate justice legislation in New York and is the recipient of a Fulbright grant in creative nonfiction. He currently serves as Campaign Director for the Climate Jobs National Resource Center.
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This week on Talk World Radio: Danny Sjursen is a retired U.S. Army officer, director of the new Eisenhower Media Network (EMN) , senior fellow at the Center for International Policy (CIP), and contributing editor at Antiwar.com . His work has appeared in the LA Times, NY Times, The Nation , HuffPost , The Hill , Salon , BuzzFeed News , Tom Dispatch and Truthdig.com , among other publications. He hosts the Fortress on a Hill podcast and has a website at https://skepticalvet.com
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This week on Talk World Radio: Peace in the Streets. Our guest Robert Gray is Co-Founder of Uhuru, an organization based where I am, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Gray is a visionary, businessman, brand strategist, and social entrepreneur with a passion for education reform and economic empowerment. He's done a wide range of organizing work, and in 2019 received a Proclamation from Charlottesville City Council for his work in the community. He has over 10 years of experience working with...
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This week on Talk World Radio: Remembering the Alamo, or -- better yet -- forgetting it. Our guest Bryan Burrough is a special correspondent for Vanity Fair and the author of seven books, including the New York Times #1 best-selling Barbarians at the Gate (with John Helyar) and Public Enemies . He is co-author of a terrific new book called Forget the Alamo .
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This week on Talk World Radio: Why won't disproven Russiagate ever go away? Our guest Ray McGovern was an infantry/intelligence officer in the early Sixties, and became a CIA analyst. His duties eventually included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing The President’s Daily Brief. He conducted the one-on-one morning briefings of President Reagan’s five most senior national security officials, including VP Bush, from 1981 to 1985. In retirement Ray co-founded Veteran...
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing Haiti with human rights lawyer and activist Brian Concannon. He is Executive Director of Project Blueprint, which promotes a progressive, human rights-based U.S. foreign policy by bringing the perspectives of people impacted by U.S. actions abroad into policy discussions. Brian founded the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), and was its Executive Director from 2004-2019. He lived in Haiti from 1995 to 2004, where he served as a...
Topic: Haiti
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing Ukraine, war, and peace. Our guest Yurii Sheliazhenko is executive secretary of the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement and a board member of the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection. He obtained a Master of Mediation and Conflict Management degree in 2021 and a Master of Laws degree in 2016 at KROK University. In addition to his participation in the peace movement, he is a journalist, blogger, human rights defender, and legal scholar, an author of...
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This week on Talk World Radio, U.S. military veterans. Our guest, Michael Messner is professor of sociology and gender studies at the University of Southern California . He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author or editor of nineteen books, and has in recent years focused his research on U.S. military veterans who become lifelong advocates for peace and social justice. The first book based on this research, Guys Like Me: Five Wars, Five...
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This week on Talk World Radio, the non-ending of the war on Afghanistan, the ramping up of the cold war on China, and the Black Alliance for Peace. Our guest Julie Varughese has served in an advisory role for the Black Alliance for Peace since it was founded in 2017. She also is the coordinator of the Black Alliance for Peace's Solidarity Network. See https://blackallianceforpeace.com
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This week on Talk World Radio: draft registration. Is it unfair to young women not to force them to kill and die for weapons profits? Our guest Rivera Sun is the Editor of Nonviolence News, a nationwide trainer in strategy for nonviolent movements, and the author of many books and novels, including The Dandelion Insurrection and The Way Between. She serves on the Advisory Boards of World BEYOND War and the Backbone Campaign. Her essays on nonviolence are syndicated by Peace Voice and published...
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing that barbaric vestige of uncontrollable ignorance and sadism, capital punishment. Our guest is Alexandra Klein. Professor Alexandra Klein researches and teaches in the area of criminal law, criminal procedure constitutional law, and the death penalty. Her scholarship has been published in, or is forthcoming in the Ohio State Law Journal, the Florida Law Review, and the Washington and Lee Law Review. Her recent article in The Nation magazine is...
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This Week on Talk World Radio, it's time to end the terrorism-generating war on terrorism. Our guest is Scott Horton. Scott Horton is the director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, and author of Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan, and of the new book we'll be mostly discussing Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism.
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This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about activism on behalf of the basic human rights of Palestinians. Our guest is Nora Barrows-Friedman. Nora Barrows-Friedman is an associate editor at The Electronic Intifada and the author of In Our Power: US Students Organize for Justice in Palestine . She is also the co-host of The Electronic Intifada Podcast, and co-host of The Brief Podcast. Learn more: https://electronicintifada.net
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Katrina vanden Heuvel is Editorial Director and Publisher of The Nation magazine. See https://thenation.com She is also vice-president of the American Committee for U.S.-Russia Accord, a group interested in an informed dialogue about improving U.S.-Russia relations. See https://usrussiaaccord.com
Topic: Russia
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This week on Talk World Radio, our guest is Richard Falk. Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University, and currently Chair of Global Law, Queen Mary University London. Falk served as UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Occupied Palestine (2008-2014). He has written several books. (Re)Imagining Humane Global Governance (2014), proposes a value-oriented assessment of world order and future trends. Among his earlier writings are Legal...
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This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing the earth's climate and militarism, and what Veterans For Peace is working on. Our guest is Vince Dijanich, a veteran of what the Vietnamese call "The American War," and a founder of the Climate Crisis and Militarism Project at Veterans for Peace. Vince also works with the Climate Reality Project and Sustaining All Life. Related link: https://www.veteransforpeace.org/take-action/climatecrisis
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Dr. Sam Perlo-Freeman is a Research Coordinator at Campaign Against Arms Trade in the UK, where he has focused on UK military spending and procurement, UK arms sales to Saudi and the war in Yemen, and global arms trade to countries in conflict. Previously, Sam worked at the World Peace Foundation on corruption in the international arms trade, and before that at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, researching global military spending, arms trade, and arms production. He has...
Topics: UK, arms, weapons
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Matthew Hoh is a Senior Fellow with the Center for International Policy and a member of the Eisenhower Media Network (EMN), as well as a member of the Advisory Board of World BEYOND War. He is a 100% disabled Marine combat veteran and, in 2009, he resigned his position with the State Department in Afghanistan in protest of the escalation of the war.
Topic: Afghanistan
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This week on Talk World Radio, what's going on in Cameroon. Our guest is Guy Feugap. He is coordinator in Cameroon for World BEYOND War. More information: https://worldbeyondwar.org/?s=feugap
Topic: Cameroon
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This Week on Talk World Radio in the first half of the show our guest is Vanessa Lanteigne. Vanessa is the National Coordinator at the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace which is Canada’s longest-running national women’s peace organization. Vanessa has worked in a variety of roles in non-profits around the world. In Tanzania, she worked at an organization to end child marriage and promote the rights of children. In Ghana as a facilitator for youth livelihood skills, she facilitated training...
Topic: Canada
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This week on Talk World Radio, Iran, the United States, war, and peace. Our guest, Yasmine Taeb, is a human rights lawyer, progressive strategist, and former DNC Committeewoman for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Previously, she served as a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy and a Senior Policy Counsel at Demand Progress. She's a seasoned human rights lobbyist and her efforts focus on ending militarism at home and abroad and advocating for refugees and asylum seekers. In 2021,...
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This week on Talk World Radio: santions, the harm they do, and how to end them. Our guest is Hanieh Jodat Barnes, a Bernie Sanders 2020 Delegate, President-co-founder of Muslim Delegates and Allies, National Director of PDA Middle East Alliance, and Founding member of Women's March Los Angeles. See: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-biden-to-lift-sanctions-for-covid-relief and http://liftthesanctions.org
Topic: sanctions
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This week on Talk World Radio: guess who's being taxed less than they used to be? Our guest, Bob Lord, is an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, where he focuses on the relationship of tax law to inequality. He was co-author of a recent briefing paper that found that taxes on the rich are one-sixth of what they used to be. See https://ips-dc.org/ips-authors/bob-lord
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Todd Miller is the author of the books Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the U.S. Border Around the World (2019), Storming the Wall (2017), and Border Patrol Nation (2014). He is co-author of the recent report for the Transnational Institute " Biden's Border: The Border Industry, The Democrats, and the 2020 Elections ."
Topics: immigration, border wall
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This week on Talk World Radio: Who funds so-called foreign relations experts and why? Our guest is Eli Clifton. He is senior advisor at the Quincy Institute and investigative-journalist-at-large at Responsible Statecraft . He recently published an article called " Weapons Biz Bankrolls Experts Pushing to Extend Afghan War ." See: https://responsiblestatecraft.org/author/eclifton
Topic: Military Industrial Complex
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Talk Nation Radio is becoming Talk World Radio and can now be found at https://talkworldradio.org This week on Talk World Radio: Why hasn't Trump been prosecuted in court yet? Our guest Paul Jay is a journalist and filmmaker. He’s the founder and publisher of theAnalysis.news. He is past chair of the Documentary Organization of Canada, and was the founding Chair of the Hot Docs! Canadian International Documentary Festival. Jay was the co-executive producer of Face Off and counterSpin, nightly...
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This week on Talk Nation Radio, a successful recent campaign to prevent the construction of a new military base in the mountains in Europe. Our guest Pablo Domínguez is an eco-anthropologist of the commons, especially centered on pastoral commons of the Mediterranean mountains. He mostly focuses on the ecological and socio-cultural holistic understanding of their functioning, at the same time doing research ‘about’ and ‘for’ action in favor of the natural and cultural values of such...
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Brian Ferguson is a Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University. He is an expert in the anthropology of war, including ethnic conflicts, tribal warfare, the impact of expanding states on indigenous war patterns and the collapse of states. His 1995 book, Yanomami Warfare: A Political History , challenges popular assumptions about the Yanomami tribe in the Amazon, and has sparked debate within his field. Ferguson is director of the MA program in Peace and Conflict Studies as Rutgers...
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This week on Talk Nation Radio, putting your body in front of weapons shipments and organizing for peace. Our guest is Rachel Small, Canada Organizer for World BEYOND War, an organization of which I'm the executive director. Rachel Small is a community organizer based in Toronto, Canada, on Dish with One Spoon and Treaty 13 Indigenous territory. She has organized within local and international social/environmental justice movements for over a decade, with a special focus on working in...
Topic: Canada
Steve Ellner is a retired professor of the Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela and currently an Associate Managing Editor of Latin American Perspectives. He is the author and editor of over a dozen books on Latin American politics and history, his most recent being his edited Latin American Extractivism: Dependency, Resource Nationalism, and Resistance in Broad Perspective (2021). He has published on the op-ed page of the New York Times and Los Angeles Times and in the Nation and is a regular...
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This week on Talk Nation Radio, the National Popular Vote and the Electoral College. Our guest is Pat Rosenstiel with NationalPopularVote.com , which advocates for " The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact . "
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Salam Sarhan is Founder & Secretary-General of BPUR international ( https://bpur.org ). BPUR stands for Ban the Political Use of Religion. Salam Sarhan is a well published writer and journalist with three books and over one thousand articles on a wide range of subjects in Arabic and English. He has worked as a TV presenter, producer, business editor, and TV commentator for numerous leading media establishments, including BBC, Alarabiya TV, Sky News Arabia TV, Alarab daily, and The Arab...
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This week on Talk Nation Radio: U.S.-China relations. Our guest is Jodie Evans. She is co-founder of CODEPINK, which works to stop U.S. Military interventions overseas, and promotes diplomatic solutions and divestiture from war. She served in the administration of Governor Jerry Brown and ran his presidential campaigns. She has published two books, Stop the Next War Now and Twilight of Empire , and produced several documentary films, including the Oscar and Emmy-nominated "The Most...
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This week on Talk Nation Radio: Where did Coronavirus come from? What do we know? What do we not know? What is it crazy to ask? What is it crazy not to ask? And why aren't more people interested? Our guest is Sam Husseini. Sam Husseini is an independent journalist (and artist ) living in Maryland, his website is husseini.org .
Topic: Coronavirus
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Dec 21, 2020
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Michael T. Klare, The Nation ’s defense correspondent, is professor emeritus of peace and world-security studies at Hampshire College and senior visiting fellow at the Arms Control Association in Washington, DC. Most recently, he is the author of All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change , and his latest article for The Nation is " A Very Trumpian Christmas Surprise? Signs Point to a Possible US Attack on Iran. ”
Topic: Iran
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Nicolas "Sandy" Davies is a freelance writer, a researcher for CODEPINK and the author of Blood On Our Hands: the American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq . We discuss the article he wrote with Medea Benjamin, "Will Biden’s America Stop Creating Terrorists?"
Topic: terrorism
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Alison Cole is a former researcher and activist living in Portland, Oregon. She is working with a coalition of community organizations to demilitarize their local law enforcement agencies. See: https://worldbeyondwar.org/policing
Topics: Demilitarize Police, Defund Police
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This week on Talk Nation Radio: Michèle Flournoy and other disastrous cabinet prospects. Our guests are Medea Benjamin and Marcy Winograd. Medea Benjamin is co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. She has been described as "one of America's most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" by New York Newsday , and "one of...
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This week on Talk Nation Radio: Martial Mining, or Militarism and Extraction. Our guest is Daniel Selwyn, a researcher and educator with the London Mining Network, an alliance of 21 organisations working to expose human rights abuses and environmental crimes committed by mining companies based in London, and campaigning for social justice and the ecological integrity of the planet. Daniel Selwyn recently authored a report called Martial Mining: Resisting Extractivism and War Together. See:...
Topic: mining
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This week on Talk Nation Radio: the decision to rule the world. Stephen Wertheim is a historian of U.S. foreign policy. He is Deputy Director of Research and Policy at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He is also a research scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. His terrific new book is called Tomorrow the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy .
Topics: war, peace
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This week on Talk Nation Radio: the poisoning of the Pacific and who the worst culprit is. Joining us from Tokyo is Jon Mitchell, a British journalist and author based in Japan. In 2015, he was awarded the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan's Freedom of the Press Lifetime Achievement Award for his investigations into human rights issues on Okinawa. His latest book, Poisoning the Pacific , reveals the environmental damage caused by decades of U.S. military operations.
Topic: Pacific
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This week on Talk Nation Radio, we’re discussing peace journalism. Our guest Steven Youngblood is the founding director of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, Missouri, where he is a communications and peace studies professor. He has organized and taught peace journalism seminars and workshops in 27 countries and territories. Youngblood is a two-time Fulbright Scholar (Moldova 2001, Azerbaijan 2007). He also served as a U.S. State Department Senior Subject...
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This week on Talk Nation Radio, as we begin year number 20 of the U.S. war on Afghanistan that Obama pretended to end, Trump promised to end, and it seems every U.S. presidential candidate from here on out (including Trump again) will promise to end, we look at how exactly destroying Afghanistan got started over 40 years ago. Our guests are Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, whose article at World Beyond War dot org is called “ President Carter, Do You Swear to Tell the Truth, the Whole...
Topic: Afghanistan
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David Vine is Professor of Anthropology at American University whose books include Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World . David Vine’s latest book is called The United States of War: A Global History of America’s Endless Conflicts, From Columbus to the Islamic State . Find him at https://www.davidvine.net
Topics: David Vine, Bases
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This week on Talk Nation Radio: war and children. Our guest, Charles Busch, is the founder of Peace Village Global, and Fields of Peace.  He is the author of Soft as Water - 50 Meditations on Peace, and of A Promise to Our Children: Your Child, My Child, The Enemy’s Child: A Field Guide to Peace . His background includes employment in the U.S. Marine Corps, being a business owner in New York City, and 20 years as a church pastor in the United Church of Christ.  He is presently Director of...
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This week on Talk Nation Radio: What sort of illness does U.S. politics have, and how can we heal it? Our guest is Abdulrachman El-Sayed, who is a physician, epidemiologist, public health expert, progressive activist, and author of HEALING POLITICS: A Doctor’s Journey into the Heart of Our Political Epidemic . He was appointed health director of Detroit at 30 years old. He’s a former professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He holds a doctorate in public health...
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This week on Talk Nation Radio: Monopolies and what’s wrong with them and how to get rid of them. Our guest is Thom Hartmann, radio host and author extraordinaire, whose latest book is called The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream -- which has a foreword by Ralph Nader calling it the most important book in a generation on this topic.
Topics: Thom Hartmann, Monopolies
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Lisa Savage is a longtime educator from Solon, Maine, currently running for U.S. Senate. In a life dedicated to public service, Savage has worked to make Maine and the United states more equitable, more peaceful, and more aware of the looming climate crisis.
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Tunde Osazua is a member of the Black Alliance for Peace’s Africa Team and the coordinator of the U.S. Out of Africa Network, which is the organizational arm of the Black Alliance for Peace's campaign to shut down AFRICOM and end the U.S. invasion and occupation of Africa. See: https://blackallianceforpeace.com
Topics: Africa, AFRICOM, Peace, War
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This week on Talk Nation Radio: Undoing Gerrymandering. Our guest is Brian Cannon, executive director of FairMapsVA -- that’s VA for Virginia -- the website is http://fairmapsva.org The organization is working on the Vote Yes campaign for a redistricting reform amendment.  Before leaving to run the vote yes campaign, Brian was Executive Director of OneVirginia2021, which raised the issue of ending gerrymandering in Virginia. While in law school, Brian studied election law and was on one of...
Topics: Gerrymandering, Redistricting, Brian Cannon
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This week on Talk Nation Radio: Billionaires and their ever-expanding billions. Our guest is Omar Ocampo, who is a researcher for the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies. He is coauthor of the study, Billionaire Bonanza 2020: Wealth Windfalls, Tumbling Taxes and Pandemic Profiteers , and of the recent article, “Twelve U.S. Billionaires Have a Combined $1 Trillion,” which you can find at Inequality.org....
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This week on Talk Nation Radio we welcome back Coleen Rowley. She is a retired FBI agent and former Minneapolis Division Legal Counsel who testified about the FBI's pre 9-11 lapses as a whistle-blower in 2002 to staffers of the Joint Intelligence Committees' Inquiry; the Senate Judiciary Committee; and to investigators of the Inspector General of the Department of Justice. Along with two other whistle-blowers, she was selected that year as Time Magazine's "Persons of the Year." Coleen...
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Ray McGovern was an infantry/intelligence officer in the early Sixties, and became a CIA analyst.  His duties eventually included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing The President’s Daily Brief. He conducted the one-on-one morning briefings of President Reagan’s five most senior national security officials, including VP Bush, from 1981 to 1985. In retirement Ray co-founded Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) -- an attempt by intelligence veterans to hold...
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This week on Talk Nation Radio we’re talking antiwar activism with Ann Wright who was in the U.S. Army/Army Reserves for 29 years and retired as a Colonel but who, by my count, has been a fulltime model antiwar activist for over 17 years, so less than a dozen to go to match the Army career. Ann Wright resigned from the U.S. government in March 2003 in opposition to the war on Iraq. She is the co-author of Dissent: Voices of Conscience .
Topics: Ann Wright, peace
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Marjorie Cohn is professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, former president of the National Lawyers Guild, deputy secretary general of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, and a member of the National Advisory Board of Veterans for Peace.   She writes frequent columns about human rights, U.S. foreign policy, and the contradiction between the two. Her most recent book is  Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues. Her website is...
Topics: Marjorie Cohn, fascism
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Jul 21, 2020
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This week on Talk Nation Radio: Where's our money? Why so many wars? A bill to put the Pentagon on the flag? Is everything we've been told a lie? Are there some things that are not Putin's fault? And how do you talk to people who won't wear masks?
Topic: peace
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This week on Talk Nation Radio: massive, shameless, and endlessly expanding war profiteering by weapons dealers. Our guest is Heidi Peltier, author of a new report called “The Growth of the ‘Camo Economy’ and the Commercialization of the Post 9/11 Wars.” Heidi Peltier is the Director of the “20 Years of War” project at Boston University and part of the Costs of War Project at Brown University.  She has written reports and articles on various costs of war, including the hidden costs...
Topics: war, peace
Nina Turner is the former national co-chair of the Bernie 2020 campaign. She is a former Ohio state senator, and a former professor of African American history. Nina Turner is currently a Strategic Delegate Advisor for RootsAction.org. And she hosts a podcast called “We the People.”
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Sonali Kolhatkar is the host and executive producer of Rising Up With Sonali, a daily, primetime television and radio program syndicated on Free Speech TV and Pacifica Radio stations and affiliates. She is also a weekly columnist with Independent Media Institute and lead author of Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence . Sonali Kolhatkar recently wrote an article titled " If We’re Going to Defund Militarized Police Departments, Why Not Add the...
Topics: peace, Sonali
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Jake Johnston is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. His research has focused predominantly on economic policy in Latin America, the International Monetary Fund, and U.S. foreign policy. Jake Johnston co-authored a report in March on the role of the Organization of American States in the coup in Bolivia in November of last year. The New York Times has recently admitted that OAS claims of fraud in last year’s Bolivian election were...
Topic: Bolivia
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Peadar King is director of KMF Productions and presenter / producer of the RTÉ documentary series What in the World? We discuss his latest book, War, Suffering, and the Struggle for Human Rights.
Topics: war, peace, Peadar King
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John Perkins is an author and activist whose 10 books on global intrigue, shamanism, and transformation including  Touching the Jaguar,   Shapeshifting, and the classic  Confessions of an Economic Hit Man  have been on the  New York Times  bestseller list for more than 70 weeks, sold over 2 million copies, and are published in 35 languages. As chief economist at a major consulting firm, he advised the World Bank, United Nations, Fortune 500 corporations, and the U.S. and other...
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Helena Cobban is a veteran analyst of international affairs and an anti-imperialist activist who campaigns for human equality at all levels. She's a Quaker who lives in Washington DC, which she describes as "the belly of the beast." Helena has authored seven books on international issues, four of which have been about the Middle East; and for 20 years she contributed a regular column about global affairs to The Christian Science Monitor . She has also been a publisher. Her company,...
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This week on Talk Nation Radio, we discuss the past and possible future of the U.S. Postal Service. Our guest, Richard John, is a historian who specializes in the history of business, technology, communications, and American political development. He teaches and advises graduate students in Columbia University’s Ph.D. program in communications, and is member of the core faculty of the Columbia history department, where he teaches courses on the history of capitalism and the history of...
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This week on Talk Nation Radio we discuss efforts to save the site of a Native American capital. Greg Werkheiser is a founding partner of Cultural Heritage Partners. He’s an attorney and educator and is working on a campaign to save Rassawek, the site of the historic capital of the Monacan Indian Nation in what is now Virginia. http://CulturalHeritagePartners.com   Rufus Elliot is a Monacan tribal member, and he was the Tribal Administrator until late last year. He's been coordinating the...
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This week on Talk Nation Radio, our guest is Grant Smith whose latest and ninth book about the Israel Lobby is called The Israel Lobby Enters State Government: Rise Of The Virginia Israel Advisory Board . You can find it at https://virginia.israellobby.org . Smith is director of the nonprofit Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy. In 2014, Smith sued the Department of Defense in federal court and won release of a detailed report, contracted in 1987, about the advanced state of...
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This week on Talk Nation Radio we talk with Richard Tucker, who is one of the editors of the new book, Nature at War: American Environments and World War II . Richard Tucker is an environmental historian at the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. He is the founder and manager of a research network on the environmental consequences of military operations through history. See environmentandmilitary.com .
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Tim Schwartz is the author of a new book called A Public Service: Whistleblowing, Disclosure, and Anonymity . Tim Schwartz’s career focuses on data privacy and digital information as an artist , activist, and technologist. He specializes in teaching techniques for challenging power while protecting one’s identity. Schwartz co-organizes the digital training organization Los Angeles Cryptoparty, a member of the Electronic Frontier Alliance. He currently works as a digital strategist at Alley...
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This week on Talk Nation Radio, we’ll talk about how the coronavirus crisis is impacting or failing to impact militarism and sanctions. Sarah Lazare is web editor at In These Times . She comes from a background in independent journalism for publications including The Nation, Tom Dispatch, YES! Magazine , and Al Jazeera America. A former staff writer for AlterNet and Common Dreams, Sarah co-edited the book "About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War." Sarah got her start in...
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David Dayen is the executive editor of The American Prospect magazine. He is the author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud , winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize. His next book, Monopolized: Life in the Age of Corporate Power , will be released in June. His work has also appeared in The Nation, The Intercept, The New Republic, Vice, HuffPost, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and more. He has been a guest on MSNBC, CNN,...
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Charlotte Dennett is a former Middle East reporter, investigative journalist, and attorney. She is the co-author of  Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon : Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil . And she is the author of the new book we will be discussing: The Crash of Flight 3804: A Lost Spy, A Daughter’s Quest, and the Deadly Politics of the Great Game for Oil . About the book: https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/the-crash-of-flight-3804/
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Charlotte Dennett is a former Middle East reporter, investigative journalist, and attorney. She is the co-author of  Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon : Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil . And she is the author of the new book we will be discussing: The Crash of Flight 3804: A Lost Spy, A Daughter’s Quest, and the Deadly Politics of the Great Game for Oil . About the book: https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/the-crash-of-flight-3804/
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This week on Talk Nation Radio, we’re talking about Joe Biden, whether he can be found, and why anyone would want to find him anyway. Our guest is Branko Marcetic, author of Yesterday’s Man: The Case Against Joe Biden , and of numerous articles for Jacobin at JacobinMag.com.
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This Week on Talk Nation Radio, we discuss Coronavirus, corporate greed, and other topics with Dean Baker. Dean Baker is Senior Economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, which he co-founded in 1999. His areas of research include housing and macroeconomics, intellectual property, Social Security, Medicare, and European labor markets. He is the author of several books, including Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer...
Topic: Coronavirus
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Norman Solomon is cofounder and coordinator of RootsAction.org as well as founder and director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. He is the author of a dozen books including War Made Easy and Made Love, Got War . He has written op-ed pieces for almost every large daily U.S. newspaper and appears often on a wide range of radio and TV outlets. We discuss the U.S. presidential election.
Topic: Bernie
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Matthew Hoh is a member of the advisory boards of Expose Facts, Veterans For Peace, and World BEYOND War. In 2009 he resigned his position with the State Department in Afghanistan in protest of the escalation of the Afghan War by the Obama Administration. He previously had been in Iraq with a State Department team and with the U.S. Marines. He is a Senior Fellow with the Center for International Policy.
Topic: Afghanistan
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Mary-Wynne Ashford is a retired Family Physician, with a specialty in Palliative Care. She was Co-President of the International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War for four years, and President of Physicians for Global Survival (Canada) for four years. IPPNW received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. She has received many awards for her work and her book Enough Blood Shed: 101 Solutions to Violence, Terror, and War. She has been teaching thousands of high school students about nuclear...
Topics: peace, war
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Richard Sanders is a researcher/writer/activist who has engaged full-time in the peace movement since 1984 when he escaped academia with an MA in cultural anthropology. His efforts to debunk Canada’s peace mythology began when coordinating Ottawa’s Peace Resource Centre, producing a community anti-war radio program for almost 20 years, and being a local organizer with the Alliance for Nonviolent Action. In late 1988, he founded the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT.ncf.ca). Its...
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Jefferson Morley is a Washington author and investigative reporter. Over the last 35 years he has served as Washington correspondent for The Nation and Salon and as editor and reporter at the Washington Post and Washingtonpost.com for 15 years. He is the author of three books of non-fiction history: The Ghost, a biography of legendary CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton; Snow-Storm in August, the untold tale of a white riot that swept Washington in 1835; and Our Man in Mexico , a biography of...
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Annette Brownlie is a mother and a life-long peace organiser and activist, arising out of the experiences of her father in WW2 and her own experiences as a teenager opposing the Vietnam war. Annette has had leadership roles in anti-nuclear, environmental, and peace organisations in Brisbane. She is a recipient of the Womens International League for Peace and Freedom and the United Nations Association of Australia Community Peace Award. When the announcement was made in 2012 to host U.S. Marines...
Topic: Australia
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Margaret Kimberley has been Editor and Senior Columnist for Black Agenda Report since its inception in 2006. Her first book, Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents , will be published by Steerforth Press on February 4, 2020. She is a contributor to the OR Books anthology, In Defense of Julian Assange . She has also produced original work for Consortium News, Counterpunch , the Dallas Morning News , and the American Herald Tribune . Ms. Kimberley was a contributor to the 2014 book...
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Phill Gittins is World BEYOND War’s Education Director. Phill has lived, worked, and travelled in over 50 countries across 6 continents; taught in schools, colleges, and universities in eight countries; and led experiential training and training-of-trainers for hundreds of individuals on peace and conflict processes. Other experience includes work in youth offending prisons; oversight management for youth and community projects; and consultation for public and non-profit organisations on...
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Roger Hallam is a PhD researcher on civil disobedience at King's College London and an organic vegetable farmer. He has been a vegan for 34 years. In 2018 he co-founded Extinction Rebellion. He has also just authored a terrific short book called Common Sense for the 21st Century: Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse . His website is rogerhallam.com
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
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Lisa McCrea is an environmental and human rights activist, and the mother of five. She lived on the former George Air Force Base in California from 1987 to 1991. She found out 30 years after first stepping foot on the base that it was and is extremely contaminated with numerous toxic substances, including nuclear waste. She became partially disabled in 1990 and completely disabled in 2003, at the age of 35, as a direct result of her contamination exposure. In 2017, she switched her focus from...
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Alice Slater serves on the Board of Directors of World BEYOND War and is the UN NGO Representative of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. She is on the Board of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, the Global Council of Abolition 2000, and the Advisory Board of Nuclear Ban-US, supporting the mission of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
Topics: nukes, space force
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This Week on Talk Nation Radio, we discuss the Christmas Truces of 1914. Learn more at https://worldbeyondwar.org/christmastruce
Topic: Christmas Truce
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This Week on Talk Nation Radio, we speak with two of the key people behind Beyond Nuclear International, which you can find at beyondnuclearinternational.org Linda Pentz Gunter and Cindy Folkers Linda Pentz Gunter founded Beyond Nuclear in 2007 and serves as its international specialist as well as its media and development director. Prior to her work in anti-nuclear advocacy, she was a journalist for 20 years in print and broadcast, working for USA Network, Reuters, The Times (UK), and other US...
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Preetha Gopalan is Reprieve's Deputy Head of UK Litigation. She works on strategic litigation efforts in the UK which seek to hold the British Government to account for complicity in the death penalty, torture, secret detention and extrajudicial killings abroad. Reprieve has just appealed the decision by the International Criminal Court not to pursue prosecution of war crimes in Afghanistan.
Topic: Afghanistan
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David Gibbs is a Professor of History at the University of Arizona and has published widely on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and NATO. His publications have appeared in both academic and popular venues, such as the London Guardian , Los Angeles Times, and Le Monde Diplomatique . He also recently debated the topic of humanitarian intervention at the Oxford Union Society in the UK. Professor Gibbs is currently finishing his third book, on the rise of...
Topic: NATO
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This week on Talk Nation Radio: a rant on impeachment, in favor of doing it right or not doing it at all.
Topic: impeachment
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Misagh Parsa is a Professor of Sociology who has taught at Dartmouth since 1989. A specialist on revolutions, he is the author of States, Ideologies, and Social Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of Iran, Nicaragua, and the Philippines , as well as Social Origins of the Iranian Revolution . His most recent book which we discuss here, is called Democracy in Iran: Why it Failed and how it Might Succeed.
Topic: Iran
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Elizabeth Murray served as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East in the National Intelligence Council (NIC), before retiring in 2010 after a 27-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency. She was a political analyst focusing on various Middle Eastern countries and also served as an editor and media analyst for the U.S. Government’s Open Source Center, OSC, now known as the Open Source Enterprise. She is conversant in German, Arabic, and Spanish. A member of Veteran...
Topic: Syria
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Lindsay Koshgarian is the Program Director of the National Priorities Project, where she oversees NationalPriorities.org. Lindsay’s work on the federal budget includes analysis of the federal budget process and politics, military spending, and specifically how federal budget choices for different spending priorities and taxation interact.
Topic: budget
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Mark Isaacs is the author, among other books, of the new book, The Kabul Peace House , which we discuss, and which describes a community of peace activists in Afghanistan. Mark is president of Sydney PEN, an affiliate of PEN International, a worldwide association of writers which defends freedom of expression and campaigns on behalf of writers who have been silenced by persecution or imprisonment. He speaks with us from Australia. His website is markjisaacs.com
Topic: Afghanistan
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The Kingsbay Ploughshares 7 are facing 25 years in prison for their action at a nuclear submarine base. We speak with six of them: Elizabeth McAlister, Martha Hennessy, Mark Colville, Clare Grady, Patrick O'Neill, and Carmen Trotta. https://kingsbayplowshares7.org/
Topic: nuclear
Jeffrey Sterling is a former CIA case officer who was convicted of violating the Espionage Act and was in federal prison in Colorado. I don't think that prior to this program Sterling has been asked whether he believes the official purpose of the progam he worked on giving nuclear bomb plans to Iran. Does he really think the purpose of giving obviously flawed bomb-part plans to Iran was to slow down a nuclear weapons program that may not even have existed? Or does he believe the purpose was to...
Topics: Jeffrey Sterling, CIA, Whistleblower